fb Details: Applied Computing, Major

MajorApplied Computing

A Bachelor of Science in applied computing from Wichita State will equip you with the knowledge and practical skills needed for a successful career in the growing information technology sector. Students get hands-on experience through industry- and community-sponsored projects, which they present to industry at WSU’s Engineering Open House.

Learn how applied computing is the right fit for you.

Engineering interns at NetApp.
WSU engineering students benefit from applied learning at NetApp, a Fortune 500 company with offices in Wichita.

Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Engineering, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Students learn about cybersecurity first-hand 

There is a growing need for cybersecurity expertise in the Wichita area. To answer that call, the WSU Hub for Cybersecurity Education and Awareness (HCEA) was created on campus.

As a student, you have the ability to work at the group and learn first-hand about cybersecurity. This direct involvement prepares you for a job delivering the highest level of cybersecurity and IT support.


In additional to core coursework, applied-computing students complete a required 12-credit-hour core certificate—Fundamentals of Information Technology—in addition to a minimum of two additional applied-computing certificates based on their interests and career goals.


WSU’s vast industry connections—and experience-based learning for every major—gives applied-computing students the chance to grow their professional network, build a resume and earn a paycheck, all while still in school, leading to high-paying, high-demand careers.

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